Koemba Book Club

The Homework Myth: Why Our Children Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

The Homework Myth: Why Our Children Get Too Much of a Bad Thing

This work is a compelling expose of homework – its negative effects, why it’s so widely accepted, and what we can do about it. Whilst they’re free of many of the worries of adulthood, one of the inevitable downsides faced by kids is the idea that after spending the day at school, they must complete […]

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country’s leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting–sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Kindlon and Thompson set out to […]

Your Competent Child

Your Competent Child

In this important book, Jesper Juul argues that today’s families are at an exciting crossroads. The destructive values — obedience, physical and emotional violence, and conformity — that governed traditional hierarchical families are being transformed.Instead we can choose to embrace a new set of values based on the assumption that families must be built not […]